In a nutshell:
A restaurant that is usually serious about representing the real flavours of Chinese cuisine, serves YUMM authentic Chinese food, nice interiors and good service.
Address & other details: royal china
Meal for 2: ₹2000 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian and non vegetarian
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I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster
Short description- in case u r in a hurry:
A decade back I was a frequent visitor to china. Have had the opportunity to travel few cities in the country and eat out at all kinds of eateries from 5 star fine dine to roadside shops and factory canteens.
I loved the variety of their cuisine and the flavours. I used to always be frustrated with most places in india who Wud serve Chinese food ( almost all Wud tweak / indianize the food).
When royal china opened years back near Nehru Place delhi, we tried out the food and were pleasantly surprised to find authentic food there. Went back few times over the years.
When we moved to mumbai, we realized there was a royal china near to our house. So decided to pay a visit.
It is located in a nicely restored old building.
Interiors are dimly lit and have a classic multi cuisine Restaurant look.
Service is ok. I remember the guys at delhi in initial years were few notches Better.
Some Food was marvellous as always, few were relatively dissappointing.
Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Roast pork Cheung fun was real fun to eat. I remembered my days in China where I heard and tried this dish for the first time. For the uninitiated, cheung fun is a translucent wrap with meAt / seafood filling. It was super soft, sticky and super YUMM. The roast pork was again super soft, juicy and very enjoyable. Loved the flavours of the meat. Rate it 4.5/5
Wasabi tenderloin was small pieces of tenderloin in a sauce that had a hint of wasabi. We Wud not hv chosen this on our own (as we tend to choose traditional food rather than fusion) but the guy serving us insisted that this was the best dish on offer in tenderloin.
It surely had all the ingredients to become popular but it did not stand for anything. It was a nice fusion food. The tenderloin pieces were soft , juicy and very tasty. Rate the pieces 4.5/5. The sauce was good. Rate it 3.5/5. Overall rating of the dish averages out to 4/5.
Flaming prawns in superior sauce arrived on the table with a lot of ‘sho-sha’. There was a flat base in which a vessel was placed. There were flames all around. The prawns cud b seen once the flaming lid was removed.
The prawn quality was outstanding. It was cooked so perfect that it retained the full flavours and taste of fresh prawn, yet was not rubbery. Rate the prawns 4.5/5. The sauce turned out to b good but not mind blowing. Rate the sauce 4/5. Overall rating of the dish averages out to 4.25/5
For cereal we had Sticky rice in lotus leaf with chicken. We asked if we cud get a stir fried sticky rice with seafood and the guy said that ‘sticky rice is premade and heated and served – can’t be change’. He refused to go bk to the chef to check. Since we did not want to hv normal rice we agreed to have chicken sticky rice with great doubts.
It turned out to b a marvel. Very few places I hv had such good sticky rice in india. Loved the flavours and the overall feel. Rate it 4.75/5
For dessert we had steamed bun with creamy custard filling. This came in a Dimsum basket. There were 3 roundish white balls. As we cut one of these into half we realized it looked like a boiled egg!! The mid part was outstanding to taste. Overall it was one of the best desserts I hv had in india in a Chinese restaurant. Loved it and rate it 4.5/5
Overall rating of food at royal china averages out to 4.4/5
Wud keep revisiting